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Jack Keough: MSC Renames BDNA

July 23, 2014 10:03 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

It was less than 18 months ago that MSC Industrial Direct made one of the biggest acquisitions in its history, acquiring Barnes Distribution North America (BDNA). Now MSC is re-branding BDNA to integrate the company, while still retaining its own identity.

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2013 Big 50 List

September 1, 2014 2:46 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The Big 50 list highlights a group of companies who are aggressive and progressive. This year's list shows a significant amount of revenue growth, more than typical amounts of consolidation, and even a notably absent name (Barnes Distribution, now a part of MSC). It’s a tough marketplace, and the strong survive and thrive. If anything in these pages inspires confidence, we hope it’s the leadership of an industry that refuses to slow down.

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ABB Delivers Strong Order Growth And Cash In Q2

July 23, 2014 10:44 am | by ABB | News | Comments

ABB has reported strong order growth, stable revenues and a significant increase in cash from operations for the second quarter of 2014.                   

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eBay Still Sees Russia As Top Priority In Emerging Markets

July 23, 2014 10:41 am | News | Comments

Online retailer eBay Inc. still sees Russia as a top priority in emerging markets, Vice President Wendy Jones told a news conference on Wednesday.                  

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Obamacare Hit By Ruling, But Subsidies To Continue

July 23, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's healthcare law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.        

Large AC-GPM Induction Motor Product Line

July 23, 2014 10:31 am | by Baldor Electric Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Baldor Electric Company announces a new line of energy efficient electric motors.

Safety Signs

July 23, 2014 10:23 am | by Brady | Product Releases | Comments

Brady has revealed its latest workplace visual product — safety sign sliders.

Praxair Reports Q2 2014 Results

July 23, 2014 10:17 am | by Praxair | News | Comments

Praxair, Inc. reported second-quarter net income of $467 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.58, 5 percent and 6 percent above the prior-year quarter, respectively.             

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Judge Tosses Wisconsin Senator's Healthcare Suit

July 22, 2014 11:03 am | by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges, saying the senator had no grounds to sue.

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U.S. Home Construction Drops 9.3 Percent In June

July 22, 2014 10:57 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. home construction fell in June to the slowest pace in nine months, a setback to hopes that housing is regaining momentum and will boost economic growth this year.              

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Detroit Big Three, Tier 1 Suppliers Join Together For Summit

July 22, 2014 10:49 am | by Michigan Economic Development Corporation | News | Comments

Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors and 43 of their Tier 1 partners joined forces with Pure Michigan Business Connect to host the first Detroit Three supplier summit.           

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Snap-on Appoints New Member To Board Of Directors

July 22, 2014 10:41 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Snap-on Incorporated has announced that its board of directors has appointed Ruth Ann M. Gillis as a director.                        

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Ingersoll Rand Reports Second-Quarter EPS

July 22, 2014 10:36 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Ingersoll-Rand plc has reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of $1.13 for the second quarter of 2014.                    

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Globally, 3 In 10 Consumers Don’t Trust Retailers With Securing Their Data

July 22, 2014 10:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

A global fraud study of more than 6,100 consumers across 20 countries revealed distrust among global consumers in retailers to protect their data.                  

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Natural Gas Falls To An 8-Month Low

July 22, 2014 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Natural gas fell to its lowest level in eight months Monday following forecasts that nationwide summer temperatures are expected to be milder than normal.                

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Leak Detection Kit

July 22, 2014 10:21 am | by Spectronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Spectronics Corporation has introduced the OPK-441 Industrial Leak Detection Kit, a new starter kit designed to effectively pinpoint the exact source of all leaks in hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines, gearboxes and fuel systems.

Waterproof LEDs

July 22, 2014 10:18 am | by Shat-R-Shield | Product Releases | Comments

Shat-R-Shield has introduced its latest generation of IP68 waterproof, safety coated LED lamps.

Facebook Testing 'Buy' Button

July 21, 2014 10:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company said in a statement last week that the button will let people buy products directly from businesses without leaving Facebook.                  

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Russia's Severstal Selling U.S. Steel Plants

July 21, 2014 10:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market by selling two plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for a combined $2.33 billion.                  

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N.Y. Proposes Regulations for Bitcoin Virtual Currency

July 21, 2014 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The proposal would require a license for those who buy and sell virtual currency, but not for those merchants and consumers who use it solely to buy and sell goods and services.                

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Walmart Invests $103M in Indian Wholesale Business

July 21, 2014 10:04 am | by Industrial Distribution staff | News | Comments

The world's largest retailer has given its Indian unit a capital infusion to help boost its B2B business. It's also ramping up its online operations to give wholesale customers 24-7 access to anything they order online.       

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